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Reference and Sense

Katalin Farkas

in The Subject's Point of View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230327
eISBN:
9780191710629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230327.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Even philosophers who are sympathetic to internalism believe that a full account of intentionality or representation requires two kinds of intentionality: phenomenal and externalistic; or two kinds ... More


The Internal and the External

Katalin Farkas

in The Subject's Point of View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230327
eISBN:
9780191710629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230327.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the Twin Earth argument for externalism about content. A precise definition of the external/internal distinction is sought by focusing on the relation between the twin ... More


On What's in the Head

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237075
eISBN:
9780191598456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237073.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A criticism of internalism (and a defence of externalism) about the content of propositional attitudes. It is argued that the hypothesis that there is a notion of narrow content that might be used to ... More


Narrow Content

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237075
eISBN:
9780191598456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237073.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The two‐dimensional modal framework deployed in Chs. and 6 is used to describe some puzzles about belief discussed in two papers by Brian Loar, and some theoretical ideas that he develops in response ... More


Epistemology factualized

Ori Simchen

in Necessary Intentionality: A Study in the Metaphysics of Aboutness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199608515
eISBN:
9780191738241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608515.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses ramifications of the fact that terms in language and thought can be necessarily about whatever they are about for a problem inherited from Kripke: how to reconcile commitment ... More


Moderate Relativism

François Recanati

in Relative Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199234950
eISBN:
9780191715846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234950.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses two classical objections to the view that the content of a tensed utterance is a ‘temporal proposition’, true relative to certain times and false relative to others. The first ... More


Epistemic Justification

Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243792
eISBN:
9780191598524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Modern disputes about what makes a belief epistemically justified or rational are flawed through failing to recognize that there are different kinds of justifications that are in different ways ... More


Belief

Richard Swinburne

in Epistemic Justification

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243792
eISBN:
9780191598524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243794.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is concerned with narrow‐content beliefs. One believes ‘this’ proposition as against ‘that’ proposition (normally its negation); strength of belief is a matter (if one has the second order ... More


Rationality and narrow content

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In Chapter 4 we ask whether a range of epistemological properties and relations pertaining to apriority can be explained by any kind of narrow content, and we come to a pessimistic conclusion. ... More


Conceptual Causation: Some Elementary Reflections

Colin McGinn

in Knowledge and Reality: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251582
eISBN:
9780191598012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251584.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Building on the ‘weak externalist’ position suggested in ‘The Structure of Content’ and developed in Mental Content, McGinn considers the topic of conceptual causation: in particular, the ... More


What is narrow content?

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In Chapter 1 we clarify and make precise a number of the key notions that will be used in the rest of the book—most notably those of content and narrowness. There is also a substantial critical ... More


Truth-conditionality

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In Chapter 2 we argue that internalists are committed to a kind of relativism, and that theirs is a particularly radical form of relativism. Thought experiments involving certain symmetries across ... More


Relational narrowness

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 6 explores a more promising but even more radical departure from standard internalist theorizing. It not only introduces a new notion of narrowness but more strikingly gives explanatory pride ... More


Narrow Content Meets Fat Syntax

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a quick overview of Fodor's account of narrow content. It provides a sketch of how Fodor proposes to construct the notion and sets out a pair of reasons for doubting that ... More


Quasi-internalism

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Chapters 1–4 operate with and make precise a notion of narrowness that is pretty standard in the literature. The remainder of the book explores whether alternative construals of narrowness might be ... More


Intentionality and the Theory of Vision

Frances Egan

in Perception

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195084627
eISBN:
9780199847167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084627.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter discusses David Marr's theory of vision, which likens the visual system to an information-processing system with three levels: the topmost “theory of computation,” the algorithmic level, ... More


Narrow Content

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Narrow mental content, if there is such a thing, is content that is entirely determined by the goings-on inside the head of the thinker. A central topic in the philosophy of mind since the mid-1970s ... More


Narrow content and ur-content

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

in Narrow Content

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In Chapter 3 we explore how the question of whether the ordinary notion of content—what we call ‘ur-content’—is narrow, trying as best as we can, on behalf of the internalist, to fend off well-known ... More


Social Content and Psychological Content

Brian Loar

in Consciousness and Meaning: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199673353
eISBN:
9780191758935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673353.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Loar draws a distinction between ‘social content,’ which is externally socially determined and essentially tied to language and communication; and ‘psychological content,’ which is central for ... More


Externalism and Content

Madhucchanda Sen

in Externalism and the Mental

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453603
eISBN:
9780199084623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453603.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter traces the history of the debate centring round mentalistic content, and its role in the understanding of the mind and the mental. In this context, Putnam’s theory of reference and its ... More


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